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Welcome to West Glocester ...

West Glocester is located in Providence County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for West Glocester: W. Glocester

West Glocester is 540 feet [165 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: West Glocester lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for West Glocester: (401)

Websites for West Glocester ...

Junior League:   www.jlri.org/

Communities near West Glocester ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near West Glocester.

  • Woonsocket [Providence County]
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    • Woonsocket [Providence County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the northeast of West Glocester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,545 people
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  • Cumberland [Providence County]
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    • Cumberland [Providence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the east of West Glocester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,207 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Coventry [Kent County]
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    • Coventry [Kent County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the south of West Glocester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,931 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • North Providence [Providence County]
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    • North Providence [Providence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the east of West Glocester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,507 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Johnston [Providence County]
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      • Johnston [Providence County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the southeast of West Glocester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,366 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnston have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lincoln [Providence County]
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      • Lincoln [Providence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the east of West Glocester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,941 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Smithfield [Providence County]
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      • Smithfield [Providence County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the east of West Glocester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,842 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithfield have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Killingly [Windham County]
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      • Killingly [Windham County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southwest of West Glocester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,305 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killingly have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Webster [Worcester County]
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      • Webster [Worcester County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northwest of West Glocester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,822 people
      • Webster has also been known as:
      • Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg
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    • Burrillville [Providence County]
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      • Burrillville [Providence County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the east of West Glocester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,810 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burrillville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burrillville

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around West Glocester. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for West Glocester.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of West Glocester. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around West Glocester.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West Glocester. See our Newspapers Page for West Glocester.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Glocester ...

Looking for more information about West Glocester? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to West Glocester, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for West Glocester.

Adding West Glocester to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of West Glocester in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for West Glocester was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found West Glocester on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Rhode Island (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for West Glocester on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West Glocester. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Rhode Island: https://www.ri.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of the state's counties, including Providence, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Glocester - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West Glocester) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Glocester. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West GlocesterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Glocester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9171, Longitude: -71.7923    
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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